Bridget’s First House

diyplaybook_home_tour_graphic_bridgetWelcome to our first house, we are so happy you’re here! Our 1960’s red brick ranch just outside the city of Chicago. My husband, Matt, and I have called this house home for just over three and a half years now & have loved our little slice of suburbia since day one. Although our home sweet home is far from perfect, we’re pretty darn happy with its progress. Yes, there’s still quite a bit on our to-do list but we I love the challenge of making our home reflect our style and our story. As we knock out that to-do list one project at our time… come on in and take a look around. We are so happy you’re here!

Xo, Bridget


Our Church Pew // DIY Shelf (an IKEA hack!) // Styling this drop zone 2 ways //
// Painting our front door blue! //

Family Room


An honest review of our couch (3 years later!) // DIY photos above the couch // How to hide an imperfect couch from day-to-day // this space at Christmas!


Our Built-ins // Secret Storage // shopping for home decor accessories – important tips!!

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The before pics (yikes) // DIY Board & Batten // The Dining Room Reveal //
the light fixture // Shop the Dining Room



DIY Subway Tile // 10 things I learned from DIY-ing my backsplash (oops) //
New Stools.. finally! // Sentimental Recipes as kitchen decor



DIY Board & Batten // Hanging Hallway Frames //
Framing Photos from our Travels // Changing out these frames for the holidays


Bedroom paint // Art & Headboard // DIY Board & Batten //
a bedroom built-in // shop my bedroom here



DIY Shiplap Tutorial // Round Mirror // Paint + Light Fixture Details // Bathroom Source List


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a $10 gold trunk! // Goodwill table makeover// DIY Desk from $2 cabinets //
Gallery Wall // Shop this room

Laundry Room

Laundry Room Reveal (we transformed our home’s original kitchen cabinets into these gorgeous white cabinets!) // Gallery Wall Details // DIY Drop zone

patio flower box table

The dramatic BEFORE & after(yikes) // DIY Window Boxes // Backyard Updates // Shop the Patio


Thanks for stopping by! xo, Bridget (& Matt)

More Projects from our house // More about Bridget // More pics of my home on our Instagram!